The new town tall in Freiburg im Breisgau, with administration center and day nursery, was opened in November 2017. It is the world's first public building to net-surplus-energy standard. The town hall provides workplaces for the 840 employees of the City Administration who had previously been working at various different locations in Freiburg. This means that the first building phase is complete. In a second building phase scheduled for completion in 2024, additional oval buildings have been planned for administrative functions of the City.
The new administration center, which is part of the town hall extension, is designed to provide a stimulus for upgrading the urban design of the Stuhlinger area of Freiburg. The town hall scheme by ingenhoven architects was the winning entry of a 2013 international architectural competition, and is characterized by openness and transparency. A key element is the ""green campus"", which combines three building tracts and a day nursery. The building ensemble of the new Freiburg Town Hall reinforces internal networking with views and public pedestrian routes. The main entrance to the new building is situated opposite the existing building. The new ensemble is integrated in the green space between Eschholz Park and the University Hospital. The heart of the new six-story building, which replaces a town hall pavilion from the 1960s, is the citizens' service center on the first floor with conference rooms and staff restaurant. The floors above include single and double offices, as well as large team offices with open-plan desk arrangements for the respective departments of the City Administration.
Credits: - ingenhoven architects - Founder - Christoph Ingenhoven - ingenhoven architects - Project Management - Barbara Bruder